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Snowbound - Karen's Musings
Random Rambling
I'm not being discharged from the hospital just yet. Too much snow predicted for anyone to feel comfortable sending me home with this many contractions. It's the smart decision, if not the ideal. I'm off the mag sulfate, on a terb pump, plus indocin and procardia. Still have the Zofran pump and IV Phenergan. Still not eating/drinking. Still banging out contractions every few minutes, since coming off the mag. Mag's evil, but I can't say it doesn't work, that's for sure.

On the plus side, I've now met most of the doctors in my OB practice who deliver at this hospital, so I won't deliver my (hopefully full-term) baby with a doctor I don't know, in all likelihood. It won't be long before I eclipse the total number of inpatient hospital days during pregnancy with this, my "easy" singleton pregnancy vs. my not-so-easy triplet pregnancy.

Everyone here has been pretty good to me, and the doctors have been on top of everything. I'm pleased with the level of care I've been getting, and I know I'm in good hands. I'm just... bored and about to go into shabbos with nothing to really read or do and no way to get anything to read or do b/c of the snow. Not the end of the world, but it *would* be nice if something would give.

Healthwise, I'm okay - I'm no longer dilating, I'm just having contractions. The meds are doing what they're supposed to be doing - just not well enough. My blood pressure has risen a bit, but is still pretty low (procardia and mag aren't helping matters). It's now 98/44. No wonder I feel so tired from doing... not much of anything. Once they release me from this prison, I'll be on "bed rest with bathroom privileges". I'm guessing that means not much else will be allowed, but I'll clarify before doing anything. Sigh.

Wish I weren't so boring, but I truly can't think of anything else useful to say. That's pretty much all that's going on so far.


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magid From: magid Date: February 5th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're in my thoughts; wish it could be more useful.

Maybe there's other patients with books you could borrow, or a patient-accessible library in the building? Somehow it seems like there ought to be books available in the hospital...

Shabbat shalom.
From: morganminstrel Date: February 5th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, anything I could suggest for you to read w/o Seth being able to get it to you would involve electricity. :-( (i.e., stuff on the net.) Good luck makin' it through the snow...
yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: February 5th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hugs I'm sorry to hear you're going to be spending Shabbos in the hospital.

I hope your tenant will continue to stay as long as possible.
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